SOURCE: Hispanic IT Executive Council

Hispanic IT Executive Council

March 10, 2015 16:20 ET

Hispanic IT Executive Council (HITEC) Quarterly Leadership Summit Heading to Atlanta, March 12, 13

Global Executive Leadership Organization to Explore Cyber Security, "Internet of Everything" Growing Opportunities for Hispanic High Tech Professionals

TROY, MI--(Marketwired - Mar 10, 2015) - Hispanic IT Executive Council (HITEC), the premier global executive leadership organization of senior business IT executives, will converge on Atlanta March 12 and 13 for its Q1 Leadership Summit, hosted by Coca-Cola.

Among topics to be discussed are cyber security, the rise of the "Internet of Everything" and the opportunities for today's Hispanic IT executives in the growing technology sector.

Featured speakers will include:

  • Javier Polit, Chief Information Officer, Bottling Investment Group, The Coca-Cola Company
  • Carlos Amesquita, Chief Information Officer, The Hershey Company
  • Steve Fernandez, Chief Technology Officer, Bottling Investment Group, The Coca-Cola Company
  • Kathy Kay, Chief Technology Officer, SunTrust Bank
  • Ivan Alvarez, VP Services Technology, NCR
  • Irial Finan, President, Bottling Investment Group, The Coca-Cola Company
  • Noni Gonzalez, Assistant Vice President of IT Architecture & Engineering, AT&T
  • Julissa Judd, IT Program Manager, Advanced Technology Leadership Program, Lockheed Martin
  • Myrna Soto, Senior Vice President, Chief Information & Infrastructure Security Officer, Comcast; HITEC Board of Directors

"Our Atlanta conference features an all-star list of technology executives from some of the top companies in the world," said Andre Arbelaez, President of HITEC. "It speaks not only to the progress Hispanic executives are making in the technology world today, but also to their willingness to give back and lift up other young technology executives and students. HITEC is one of the most important resources in the industry for networking and career development for young, talented Hispanic technology professionals."

The two-day Atlanta event features several panel discussions on a variety of industry topics, including:

  • Leveraging Intersectionality - How the interconnected nature of social categorizations applies specifically to the Hispanic community in the IT industry.
  • Cyber Security - Explore the processes and practices designed to protect networks, computers, programs and data from attack, damage or unauthorized access now and in the future.
  • Agility, Velocity and Delivery Internet of Everything - Explore the future of adding connectivity and intelligence to just about every device in order to give them special functions.
  • Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet and ask questions to HITEC's Rising Latinas Panel, a group of prominent Hispanic female executives.

HITEC features several programs to provide professional development and mentoring for young professionals, as well as programs to recognize the contributions of senior level executives to the technology industry. The organization's Emerging Executives Program (EEP) develops high potential Hispanic IT leaders, providing personal development and growth. EEP provides exposure and interaction with high-level IT executives and business leaders, mentoring and guidance on career-related issues unique to Hispanics in leadership. The HITEC 100 is an annual awards ceremony that recognizes contributions of the top 100 Hispanic IT leaders around the globe.

"It is important for prominent Hispanic executives to reach out to young professionals and students considering careers in IT," Arbelaez said. "HITEC offers a great networking platform for those considering IT, just getting started in their careers or interested in learning more about what the future holds for technology."

About HITEC:
HITEC (Hispanic IT Executive Council) is a premier global executive leadership organization of senior business and IT executives who have built outstanding careers in information technology. HITEC's premiere network spans the Americas and is focused on building stronger technology and executive leaders, leadership teams, corporations, and role models in a rapidly changing, flatter, and information technology centric world. These global leaders include executives leading Global 1000 corporations while others lead some of the largest Hispanic-owned IT firms across the Americas. HITEC enables business and professional growth for its members and fills the executive pipeline with the next generation of Hispanic IT leaders.

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